Door County Activities: Wisconsin InterPlay Untensive Retreat

As spring awakens in Door County, many people are delighted that the InterPlay organization will be offering a three-day retreat for folks to explore an active, creative approach to unlocking the wisdom of one’s own body.

Led by Phil Porter, co-founder of InterPlay, this “Untensive” retreat will feature simple, fun practices of storytelling, movement, song and stillness, which folk often find amazingly profound, amusing and insightful. In the beautiful retreat setting at Bjorklunden, participants will have exclusive access to the retreat center, its outdoor beauty, and restful, energizing accommodations.

“Interplay has helped me become more deeply at home with myself, while also discovering new buds of growth,” said Mary Torinus, a member of Door County’s Interplay community. “I am a shy, quiet introvert. These workshops have helped me come out of myself in a caring community.”

Interplay was co-founded in 1989 by Porter and Cynthia Winton-Henry, educators, artists, theologians, and philosophers of embodiment. With their combined expertise, they have developed a system of ideas and play forms that support individuals and communal exploration of what it is to have greater ease and “grace” in one’s life. Vibrant InterPlay communities can now be found in numerous cities across the country and in several international sites in Europe, India, and Australia.

The retreat begins Sunday evening, April 26 and continues through noon Wednesday, April 29. Tuition, room and board total $615 if paid before April 12, and $665 after that. Daily rates will be offered to commuters.

For information call Jane Kaftan, 920.743.6265, or to learn more about InterPlay, see To register call the Interplay office at 510.465.2797.